Core Publisher Release Notes

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that we have made to Core PublisherComposer 2, the NPR One AppStationConnectDS Marketing Forms & QuickPledgeStation Analytics System, and our Streaming Service over the last 4 weeks.

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that the Digital Services Team has made over the last 4 weeks.

Core Publisher Updates:  

Thank you to all of the stations that were able to join us for the Responsive theme update for Core Publisher webinar. 

In this webinar we discussed:

Core Publisher Update

Here's a quick update on the Core Publisher team's focus and information about a few changes we pushed this week in both the Responsive Design and in all Core Publisher themes.

Responsive Theme Updates:  

Core Publisher Update

Dear Stations, 

Here's a quick update on the Core Publisher team's focus and information about a few changes we pushed this week.

Feature Updates:  

  • Layout Manager - We are currently updating the layout manager for the new responsive theme. While there are no functionality changes for stations with the modular homepage, the layout manager will have a different look, which will include a scrollable bullpen.

Defects - Fixed:  

Core Publisher Update

Dear Stations, 

Quick update on the team's focus and information about a few changes we pushed last week.

Responsive Design:

  • The team is now building homepage management tools and newly designed homepage blocks. We will be holding a webinar at the end of September to show you work completed. 

Player Changes:

  • Standarized the inline audio player across all themes. This morning changed the copy to "Listen" based on station feedback. 

Fixes:  

Core Publisher Update

Dear Stations, 

Quick update on a few fixes and a reminder to attend next week's CP demo. 

Last night we fixed the following issues: 

Core Publisher Update

Dear Stations, 

We're writing today to let you know about the upcoming "State of Responsive and CP" sprint demo you may be interested in attending and our most recent updates to Core Publisher. 

"State of Responsive and CP" Sprint Demo

This month we will have a show and tell of all the work we've done on the new responsive theme with a special focus on posts.

Join us! Wednesday, May 28 from 3-4 PM ET.  

Reserve your spot here:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/574348640

We are excited to announce a new way for us - Digital Services and Stations - to share ideas; ask questions; and collaborate around tips and tricks on using existing features within Core Publisher.  We’re providing office hours with your friendly product owner, Erin Teare Martin, and the Station Relations team!

Over the last few sprints we have made the following updates and fixes:

  • fixed Top Referrers in Analytics Dashboard
  • moved the Core Pub codebase to Git
  • updated "170 Million" block branding
  • added program list from Composer 2
  • moved everyone to the new audio upload process
  • fixed top banner alignment

See additional details below. 

Fixed Top Referrers

The following updates were made to Core Publisher this week:

Station Analytics System

Core Publisher stations are now ready to move over to SAS tracking. We will be moving stations to SAS tracking over the next few days. Along with this comes some additional data in Google Analytics, namely author, tag, and keyword popularity. And much more to come. Stay tuned.

We will not be holding our bi-weekly sprint review webinar this afternoon.

And an update on recent work, which will go live the evening of Wednesday, May 8.

The following updates were made to Core Publisher this week:

Audio Fix

We have expanded the group of stations testing a fix to improve the processing of audio in posts. The fix is now live on Michigan Radio, State of Opportunity, WWNO, WBFO, WRTI, KBIA, and KCUR (Thank You!)

Thanks to the real-world testing by these stations we uncovered and fixed a defect in the update causing audio to break on aggregation pages such as category, program and topic pages.

We will not be holding our bi-weekly sprint review webinar this afternoon. All fixes and features will be going live via code push this evening.

Audio in Posts Fix

Testing has gone very well. We will be rolling this new process out (how we push audio to servers) to an additional subset of stations this week before we deploy it across all stations.

Mobile Slideshows

Slideshows on post pages will now show up on mobile sites.

Defect Addressed:

We will not be holding our bi-weekly sprint review webinar this afternoon. All fixes and features will be going live via hotfixes over the next few days. In addition, some of the work covered in this sprint does not require a code change.

Defects Addressed:

This week and next the following updates are being made to the Core Publisher system through a series of hot fixes versus a large code push:

Twitter Cards

We have begun "white-listing" sites for inclusion in the Twitter Card program, fro the Twitter app and site. The Twitter Card program provides a preview of the full site on Twitter when a URL is shared in a tweet.

We will not be holding our bi-weekly sprint review webinar this afternoon. The past sprint focused on continuing our work to increase and improve the regression tests we execute. These tests run in the background all the time, and are meant to alert us to any unexpected changes to existing functionality when updates and enhancements are added to Core Publisher.

We will not be holding our bi-weekly sprint review webinar this afternoon. All fixes and features will be going live via hotfixes over the next few days. In addition, some of the work covered in this sprint does not require a code change.

Regression Tests

Core Publisher Update: Defects Addressed

Nov 21, 2012

There will not be a code push this evening to update Core Publisher, and no sprint review webinar this afternoon.  Instead, we have pushed a handful of hotfixes over the past two weeks to address outstanding issues:

Post Form – Defects Fixed

This evening we will be pushing our latest feature on Core Pub, the updated Post Form. I will be adding FAQs here over the next few days. In the meantime I wanted to make sure every newsroom had the salient information they need to work with the new form.

Please to refer to and distribute these slides as needed, which contain the following information: 

  • How do I make a slideshow? 
  • Which audio will go into my podcast? 
  • How do I edit audio I added the "old way"?

And as always, please contact us with any additional questions, comments, or feedback. We are all ears. 

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